The Best Date Ever

Photo by: Matthew Wright

Laila was smart and gentle, and more sexy than she realized. Joshua pursued her for months, trying to get her out on a date. Her refusals were never harsh, rather they were subtly encouraging. She loved leading a merry chase.

Finally, the day came when she agreed to a date. Joshua had been planning for weeks in case she accepted, and he flawlessly put his ideas into action. They wandered through little-known places with all sorts of unusual sights and sounds. Laila was thrilled. She leaned against him affectionately and Joshua thought his heart might burst with joy.

Soon, they rounded a bend and Laila’s eyes snapped open wide. “Is that what I think it is?”

“Yes!” grinned Joshua, as they approached the fishing pier. “I hope you like fresh-caught food.”

“Oh yes! I love it!” squealed Laila.

“Look at that one,” said Joshua as he eyed the splashing.

“Oh, he’s so cute! I’ve never seen them in their native environment.”

“They taste great too. Much better when freshly caught.”

Laila grinned as they got closer to the fishermen. “How much can we eat?”

“As many as you want.”

“Oh!” shuddered Laila. “This is the best date ever!”

With a flick of giant flukes, Joshua and Laila surged ahead with jaws agape, eager to devour the fishermen on the pier.
Written for Matthew Wright’s weekly Mega Short-Story writing challenge. Look here for the original prompt:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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16 Responses to The Best Date Ever

  1. Hah! Great twist! That pier is used for fishing, too. I must remember to stay off it…

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Aw, he thought of everything. What a romantic! 🙂

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  3. Lyn says:

    Clever twist, Eric. I thought Laila was going to turn out to be an alien. Never thought of killer whales. Gives a whole new meaning to, “daa-dum, daa-dum” 😉

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  4. List of X says:

    I dunno, this Joshua sounds like a freeloader – weeks of planning and he takes his date to a place where he wouldn’t have to pay for the food?


  5. luckyjc007 says:

    I figured something different was about to happen! “I will make you fishers of men.” Ouch! 😀

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  6. Indira says:

    I could not guess. Superb twist. Great story.

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  7. Ankur Mithal says:

    Ha ha! Caught off guard by a totally unexpected twist.

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